About National Argyle Day
Observed Since 2013. Bring some brightness to winter by wearing an argyle print—not just socks: anything with the diagonal diamond pattern. The more argyle, the better!
Argyle is a pattern that is made up of diamonds or lozenges arranged in a repeating pattern, often with a diagonal or diamond-shaped grid. It is a popular pattern for clothing and accessories, particularly socks and sweaters.
The argyle pattern originated in Scotland, where it was originally called the "Argyll" pattern, named after the Argyll region in western Scotland. The pattern is thought to have been inspired by the tartan patterns that were commonly used in Scotland, and it was originally used for kilts and other traditional Scottish attire.
The argyle pattern became popular in the early 20th century, when it was used in a variety of clothing and accessories, and it remains a popular and widely-recognized pattern to this day.